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THE FIRE SALE: Week 13

It’s nearing the end for me. Just three more Fire Sales left before I hang it up. I can’t believe Gus Bradley is going to outlast me. That hurts.

Fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. Then we get to sit back and watch that Cowboys/Raiders Super Bowl. That will be fun.

Now on with The Fire Sale

Going Up

Dontrelle Inman, WR Chargers – Inman is the epitome of the waiver wire. He has a big game now and then, gets picked up, disappears and then gets dropped. This time could be different. Inman caught six passes for 119 yards and a touchdown against the Texans. He’s seen at least seven targets in every game since Week 7. I’ve never really bought into Inman’s fantasy value in the past and his one long touchdown against the Texans was blown coverage. The targets have been there though. Inman faces the Buccaneers, Panthers, Raiders and Browns in his next four games. This late in the year the waiver wires in most leagues are thinning out. Inman is worth a shot as long as you don’t have to overpay for him.

Tyreek Hill, WR Chiefs – Hill scored three touchdowns (return, rushing and receiving) Sunday night. He finished with nine catches for 52 yards on 10 targets. Jeremy Maclin has missed three games with a hamstring injury and Hill has taken over as the Chiefs No. 1 receiver. Over that span, Hill has caught 23 passes for 194 yards and scored two touchdowns. He’s been targeted 28 times. Outside of the Broncos in Week 16, Hill gets the Falcons, Raiders and Titans coming up. No Chiefs receiver is going to put up consistent monster fantasy numbers. That’s been established. Hill is doing enough though to warrant consideration as an every-week fantasy starter. He should be one of this week’s top waiver wire targets.

Vernon Davis, TE Redskins – I’m no doctor but when a guy can barely raise his arm and only has 30 percent range of motion on Monday, I don’t like his chances to play on Sunday. I’m guessing Jordan Reed is out.

The good news is Davis is likely to start is against the Cardinals this week. The bad news is he faces the Cardinals this week. Remember a couple a years ago when Arizona was historically bad against tight ends?

It was the year Jared Cook had that big opening game versus them that everyone still remembers and that’s why they think he’s good. I guess the Cardinals fixed that weakness. Arizona allows the fewest points to tight ends and hasn’t given up a touchdown to the position all year.

Davis has a tough matchup this week but he’s worth picking up if you need help at tight end. He’s actually posted double-digit scoring weeks in PPR leagues in five of his last six games, so Davis has been a factor even with Reed in the lineup. Just don’t use him this week.

About Thomas Casale

Thomas began playing fantasy football back when owners had to mail in their starting lineups and work out trades over the phone. He started writing The Fire Sale in 1998. Since then his articles have appeared on numerous web sites sites including Fantasy Sharks, USA Today and SI.com.